A Guide to Family Portrait Posing

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Portrait photography is one of the most popular ways photographers make a living. However, when photographers choose to branch out into family photography, a whole new dynamic is created. Posing family members well for a portrait becomes perhaps the most difficult part of the photo shoot. Your photos need to reflect not only the individual people in the image, but the family together as a whole. Here are some things to remember as you proceed.

What is Soft Light & Hard Light?

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What is Soft Light and Hard Light? | Backdrop Express Blog The word “photography” originates from ancient Greek, meaning “to draw with light”. Photography is an art where we capture moments in time by drawing with the light onto our canvas, the camera. Because light is such an important factor in photography it is important to understand the different types of lighting used and how to properly handle it.

5 Tips to a Better Family Christmas Picture

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5 Tips to a Better Family Christmas Picture | Backdrop Express Photography Blog

Every winter season families gather together to create holiday cheer. The dreaded Christmas portrait is always on the agenda. For many families it is the same routine year after year. They dress up in ugly holiday sweaters, crowd around the fireplace and force generic smiles. All this mess is made just to send a Christmas picture with your annual Christmas cards.

It doesn’t matter if you are shooting your Christmas portrait yourself, having a friend do it or hiring the services of a professional photographer. There are still some things you can do to ensure you end up with a great family portrait. Following these few simple tips will help create some of your best Christmas memories.

Advantages Of Seamless Paper, Muslin, & Digital Backdrops

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Digital Photography, Photography Backdrops, Seamless Backdrops, Studio Equipment

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Photography backgrounds are an essential component of a complete studio setup. The photo backdrops are made from a variety of materials. Seamless paper is a disposable paper backdrop, muslin is a woven cotton fabric, and digital backgrounds are actually placed in the photograph during post-production with a special computer program.

Each type of photo backdrop has its advantages and disadvantages. It’s a good idea to learn the different features, benefits and limitations of each type before buying or utilizing one. As you do, you can determine which backdrop is best for your style, needs and preferences.

5 Indoor Portrait Photography Tips

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If you have been searching for the answer to how to take amazing photographs in your own home or small studio, look no further! The tips below will provide you with the knowledge to pull off great images without using a multi-source lighting set-up in the studio. Read on to discover how beautiful portraits can be taken using a single-light lighting technique.

How to Take Great Food Pictures

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Food & Product Photography, Photography Tips, Studio Photography

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There’s more demand than ever for amazing food photos for restaurants. Owners of restaurants request images that capture the beautiful, delicious essence of their dishes in order to sell their services. Bloggers who specialize in food utilize images to let people know when a restaurant exists or is about to open. Other kinds of potential customers might also prefer to capture an image that represents their experience. Here are some tips on how to take good pictures of food.

How to Take Amazing Prom Photos

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Prom photo, prom photography, prom High school prom is easily one of the most significant events in any teenager’s life. With this grand affair comes tuxedos, fancy dresses, flowers, limousines, and of course a mass of photographs. What better way to capture the memory of a Senior Prom than with photographs of the whole evening? Whether you’re an amateur photographer trying to get a few shots of your child and their friends on this special day, or professional photographer looking to shoot on location with backdrops and props, here are nine tips to help you take the best prom pictures!